The April 2022 floods in KwaZulu-Natal, left Mfundo Shezi without HIV treatment for two weeks. He had no way of getting more because the centre he frequents was closed for two weeks – and his ID book was washed away.
A disease that claims the lives of two children under five a minute worldwide has hit drought-stricken Kenya hard, its spread driven by malnutrition.
In 2022, after a decade of service, Ben Gaunt, who led a team who transformed Zithulele Hospital in the Eastern Cape from a struggling public health facility into a poster child of excellence, left the facility. The drama, which followed the appointment of a controversial CEO, was well publicised. We spoke to Gaunt one year later.
Community workers are twiddling their thumbs while the state drags its heels on a new strategy, writes Mia Malan.
Many women consult traditional healers, so it makes sense to enlist these cultural leaders in public health education.
Mothers blame themselves and their children can never give up their antiretrovirals.
The pain of bereavement is supposed to ease with time. When it doesn't, psychiatrists call it 'complicated grief' and it can be treated.
Autistic children experience the world differently, but this doesn’t stop them from learning.
Could Zimbabwe's new Health Development Fund rescue the country's cash-strapped clinics and hospitals?
Yvette Raphael describes herself as a ‘professional protester, sjambok feminist and hater of trash’. Government officials would likely refer to her as ‘a rebel’. She’s fought for equality her entire life, she says. And she’s scared of no one.
We feature four HIV positive women in their 40s who fit the profile of a typical M&G reader.
Poor people who have fled their countries are expected to pay steep rates for treatment at government hospitals in Gauteng.
It was hailed as a revolution in private investment in healthcare in Africa but almost a decade after it was opened, Lesotho’s only specialist hospital takes up almost a third of the country’s entire health budget. Now, we may finally know why.
Ebola wiped out nearly 10% of Liberia’s doctors and nurses. Take a look at life for those it left behind.
Anne von Gottberg and Cheryl Cohen are two of South Africa’s foremost scientists. We’ve got them and their colleagues to thank for the country’s world class surveillance of SARS-CoV-2. But this powerful duo are also experts on how to bridge divides — and married.
Some hospitals are introducing sign language to help deaf patients.